Draft design guidelines for the development of the Midland Health Campus have been released for public comment.
Planning Minister John Day said the guidelines had been developed by the Midland Redevelopment Authority (MRA) in consultation with the Department of Health and the Office of Heritage.
“These guidelines will set the development parameters of the eight hectare site and are critical in guiding the construction of this landmark complex, the first new hospital in the Swan region for 50 years,” Mr Day said.
“The Midland Health Campus is one of the most significant components in the Midland redevelopment project so it is vital that the framework for site planning and building design are clearly defined and understood.”
The guidelines consist of a written policy and plans which give guidance on all key areas of the development, including approval processes; environmental design; built form; open space; pedestrian and vehicle access; and parking.
Once adopted, the policy will be used by the MRA as the primary assessment tool for master planning and site development works relating to the Health Campus.
The Department of Health has refined its Structure Plan for the Midland Health Campus to ensure that the objectives of both documents are aligned.
The design proposals to be submitted later in the year by the Department of Health’s shortlisted providers, Ramsay Health Care Ltd and St John of God Health Care Inc, will be informed by the guidelines.
“Design guidelines are a critical part of ensuring that the Midland Health Campus delivers an attractive and welcoming facility that maximises the opportunities afforded by its central location,” the Minister said.
“I strongly encourage all interested parties to view the draft guidelines and take the opportunity to have input into this important process.”
The draft Guidelines will be advertised in local media for two weeks, and are available on the MRA website.Following a submission period, the MRA will determine whether to adopt the guidelines with or without amendment.